Their view: Raising minimum wage would be best stimulus

Green presidential candidate Jill Stein took note of the intense efforts of retailers to stimulate demand with Black Friday spending sprees:

Hounds hope to finish on positive note

Dave Wagner It’s been a rough season for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. Four consecutive games against NCAA Division II top 20 teams produced a four-game losing streak, then the Greyhounds couldn’t get their mojo going last Saturday and absorbed a 60-28 Lone Star Conference thumping at previously winless Texas A&M-Commerce. The Hounds […]

Tucumcari woman sentenced in bank robbery

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari woman convicted in a 2010 daylight robbery of American Heritage Bank in Melrose was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Juana Griego, 20, must serve at least 85 percent of the time behind bars and will be subject to two years of intense supervised parole on release, said Andrea […]

ENMU Saturday basketball capsule — Dec. 4

Freedom New Mexico Men Cameron (5-1) at ENMU (3-3) When: 4 p.m. today Where: Greyhound Arena What: Lone Star Conference crossover Of note: The Aggies suffered their first loss on Thursday, but didn’t go down easily before falling in overtime to unbeaten West Texas A&M 75-67 at Canyon, Texas. Cameron opened a 15-point lead before […]

Hounds finish season on strong note

Dave Wagner While the season didn’t turn out quite the way Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo and his team hoped, the Greyhounds ended it with one of their better performances in some time. Ribaudo credited his team’s discipline in part for Saturday’s 35-10 Lone Star Conference crossover drubbing of Tarleton State at Stephenville, […]

Opera has lost great talent in ‘La Stupenda’

Freedom New Mexico Not every person of note whose death seems worthy of comment is entirely admirable, so it is especially pleasant to note the passing of somebody who offered the world beauty and artistry of an unparalleled nature. Joan Sutherland, who died Oct. 10 at 83 at her home in Switzerland, was such an […]

Bank robbery suspects posted note on Spider-Man comic book page

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The suspects accused of robbing American Heritage Bank in Melrose on Monday morning posted a handwritten, misspelled note on the back of a Spider-Man comic book page on the front door of the bank after entering the building, according to court records. The note said, “closed intill further notice, […]

Mayoral candidate profile: Sharon King

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of four candidate profiles in the Portales mayoral race. Elections are Tuesday, March 2.

Mayoral candidate profile: Steve Davis

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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of four candidate profiles in the Portales mayoral race. Steve Davis: Today Sharon King: Wednesday Dennis Lopez: Thursday Gary Watkins: Friday

City painstakingly rebuilding Web site

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Take a complicated Web site, one with a vast amount of content from several different departments, then write down the gist of each page on a corresponding 4×4-inch post-it note — and then stick them all on a huge poster board almost the size of a single wall. That […]

Politics, movies and T-shirts

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In what was a weekend of LeBron James buzzer-beater replays, bad movies and heartfelt thanks to our veterans, I never really had a thought that could compete verbosely with my new idea for duct tape last week. So here are my three best attempts at such: n In what […]

Web portal necessity for state MVD

Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico Publisher Ray Sullivan discussed Web portals in his column in Friday’s PNT. This is Rick Homans’ counterpiece. When an individual comes to the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) to apply for a driver’s license or a vehicle registration, we ask that person to entrust us with a lot of personal and […]

Dec. 13, 1948

Eastern New Mexico College Players presented “Antigone” as the first major dramatic production in the college’s new theatre. The play, originally set in Greece and written by Sophocles, was introduced to the English world five years earlier in France under German rule, an ironic note as the plot of the play includes a young girl […]

Museum includes “note-worthy” equipment

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Norman Petty is known around the world for helping launch the careers of some famous musicians. But did you know Petty graduated from Clovis High School in 1945? It says so right in the yearbook. Violet Ann Brady, his future bride, graduated a year later. Both yearbooks are side-by-side in […]

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. […]